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Mbale Heroes upset Police, dump them out of Uganda Cup

Mbale Heroes upset Police, dump them out of Uganda Cup. photo credit/ Eddie Chicco

Former Uganda Cup winners Mbale Heroes beat Police FC 1-0 at the MTN Omondi stadium, Lugogo to advance to the quarter-finals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Bosco Kanyike scored the winner in the 89th minute to send the Cops out of the competition.

The visitors were shockingly the better team on the afternoon and gave a good account of themselves against a side two tiers above them.

The third division side deservedly won 1-0 to make it to the quarterfinals of the trophy they have won twice in 1976 and 1999 for the first time in 23 years.

Action from the Police vs Mbale Heroes game that ended 1-0 in favour of the Mbale City side. photo credit/ Police FC Media

Booma, another third-tier club, stormed the quarterfinals after defeating Arua-based Tipsa 2-0 in Masindi in a game that ended with the visitors attacking the centre referee for reportedly ending the game on 86 minutes.

At Kakyeeka, Henry Kitegenyi, Seiri Agumaho, Solomon Okwalinga and Ronald Otti scored for the hosts.

Mbarara City and Mbale Heroes, winners in 1999 now join holders Vipers and Booma FC who eliminated Kataka and Tipsa respectively.

Mbarara City beat Iganga Young 4-0 at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara with goals from Henry Kitegenyi, Henry Seiri Sadat, Solomon Okwalinga and Ronald Otti.

They joined holders Viper, who beat Big League side Kataka 3-0 at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on Saturday.

Yunus Sentamu scored the first goal after rounding the goalkeeper before Allan Kayiwa smashed in the second and substitute Paul Mucureezi ensured the progress with a header.

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